Jill Duggar Leaves Fans Guessing About Where She Went on Her First Family Beach Vacation

Jill Duggar managed to squeeze in a beach vacation this summer. The former Counting On star recently enjoyed some fun in the sun with her family, she shared on Instagram. But she left her 1.6 million Instagram followers guessing about where she was spending her downtime. 

Jill Duggar heads to the beach  

Jill, her husband Derick Dillard, and their two kids Samuel and Israel were able to sneak in a relaxing family vacay before Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. 

“We had a wonderful last-minute vacation! It was our first family beach vacation! More pics and videos to come soon,” Jill shared in her August 19 post, along with a photo of her and her husband’s initials written in the sand. 

Jill also thanked her followers for sharing their suggestions for a destination and asked them to guess what beach they ended up visiting. 

Where fans think Jill and her family went on their trip

waves on the beach
Gulf Shores, Alabama | Jumping Rocks/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Jill’s followers had plenty of theories about where she and Derick ultimately decided to vacation. 

Many thought the family headed down to the Gulf Coast, based on the white sand that could be seen in Jill’s photos. Beaches in that part of the U.S. are known for their signature sugar-white sand. 

“Based on the color of the sand…somewhere in the Florida panhandle or Gulf Coast,” one commented. 

“Judging by that sand I’m going to say Gulf Shores or Orange Beach Alabama?” another guessed. 

A few people thought Jill might be on the Atlantic Coast, perhaps in the Outer Banks or Myrtle Beach. However, that’s a bit further away than the Gulf Coast (assuming the family was driving), so we think it’s more likely they headed to Alabama or Florida. 

Wherever the Dillards went, Jill’s fans were just glad she had a chance to enjoy herself. 

“Not sure where y’all went but so happy your beautiful family had a great time,” one commented. 

Jill recently showed off her new swimwear  

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Jill was definitely ready to spend some time in the sand. In late July, the mom of two surprised fans by showing off some new swimwear. The two-piece suits — one of which consisted of a short-sleeve top and a skirted bottom, and the other a tank with knee-length leggings — were modest by the standards of most people, but was still pretty eyebrow-raising for a Duggar. Fans were impressed with her summery style.

“Super cute options… I like modest coverage without being covered head to toe,” one person wrote.

Jill’s beach looks weren’t all that revealing, but compared to the baggy shorts and skirts or loose-fitting swimdresses she used to wear, they were positively scandalous. Growing up, the Duggar kids avoided swimwear that exposed the thighs and the torso, as mom Michelle Duggar has explained.  

Now that she’s an adult, Jill has broken with some of her conservative family’s strictest dress code rules. Though it seems unlikely she’ll don a bikini anytime soon, it’s clear she’s loosened up quite a bit. 

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