22/08/2015 3:49 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Summer's So Close You Can Taste It. Instagram Says So.

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Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia, on a fine winter morning with good surf, two surfers just walking out into the waves.

Winter is lovely. Marshmallows and hot chocolate. Netflix and snuggles. Furs and fires. Coats -- oh, the coats.

But summer is coming, and summer wins.

Aside from the inevitable post-winter leg shaving fiasco that will have lazy girls everywhere (or is it just me?) crying out #effyourbeautystandards, summer is just one big sandy, sweaty, salty, ice-cream-y ball of bliss.

Because looking at photos of beaches and bikinis is everyone’s idea of fun, we’ve rounded up the best pics of our beautiful country this week. Thanks Insty.

Earth•ling: an inhabitant of the earth ✧☼☾

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