For close to 24 years I drove a Nissan Pathfinder off road and the beach. It was great, I now have the xttera. The reason I did not continue with the pathfinder is the new versions are larger, fancier. Something I did not need. But if going on the sand and being fancier is your desire, they would be worth a look.
If at first you do not succeed-sky diving is not the sport for you.