The raven-haired actor donned a simple white t-shirt and khaki shorts as he took to the sand at Palm Beach, NSW, to film scenes with his fellow Home and Away cast members.
At one point James was snapped having a sing-a-long with fellow actors – who came together en-masse for the occasion.
Among those in attendance at the beach were James’ real-life love interest Sarah Roberts as well as fellow actors Orpheus Pledger, Penny McNamee, Sam Frost, Jake Ryan, Jackson Heywood, Sophie Dillman, Ada Nicodemou, Ray Meagher, Shane Withington, Patrick O'Connor, Anna Cocquerel, Lynn McGrainger, Kestie Morassi, Rohan Nichol, Lukas Radovic, Emily Symons, Georgie Parker and Tim Franklin.
Fans of the hit show may not know it, but a passion for music runs in James’ family.
“I remember Mum backing a piano onto our bedroom wall and playing Rachmaninoff at 6am just to get us boys out of bed and ready for school,” the actor previously told Daily Life.
“I started a band with Katie Noonan called George when we lived together while studying drama in Brisbane,” the actor went on.
“We'd make cheap potato pie and lie on the floor and listen to Jeff Buckley.
“I came with Led Zeppelin, she came with opera, and Jeff Buckley was the bridge. We brought our brothers in and started a band. We are still mates.”