Actor bares all on West Palm Beach in Florida

Away from the set of Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch is a totally different character.

He’s not afraid to show off his muscly body in public, as proven by our sexy snaps of the actor enjoying a day on the beach.

As Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch is usually seen wearing a heavy coat, a thick scarf and businesslike shirts.

But in these photos, he’s stripped down to his swimming shorts to relax by the ocean in West Palm Beach, Florida.

It turns out that Benedict is rocking a pretty ripped physique under his bulky costume. He shows off defined pecs, toned abs and bulging biceps during his day out at the sea.

His natural blond locks are still dyed the dark brown that viewers of Sherlock are used to seeing him with. However, he’s sporting a much shorter cut compared to the detective’s messy curly bouffant.

The star slicks his front layers back off his face.

He accessorises with a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses while his knee-length pale blue board shorts feature an adorable orange dinosaur print.

Benedict lets loose by playing a game of beach tennis with a pal, showing off his swing as he hits the ball with a yellow bat.

It looks like Benedict is having a great time running around with a huge grin on his face.

Looking even more handsome than he does on Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch later takes a dip in the refreshing water.

If the temperature under the surface is a little low, he doesn’t appear fazed by it. In fact, he looks quite professional as he works on his front crawl.

Benedict swims a few lengths in the slightly choppy waves before heading back up the sand to dry off.

Read on to check out all our sexy pictures of Benedict on the beach…