This is Smiths Points Long Island, NY. Yes, I was 17 one time and 18 yesterday. I put in D to force me to stay 10 MPH which is the speed limit. I wanted to take it easy and I felt if I went faster, I would bounce around and scrap my bottom. The traction control turns off when you put it in sand mode. It was great, never bogged down, never got stuck.May I ask which beach? We have driven on the beach in the outer banks with a Ford Explorer but I’d like to try it with my EXL AWD 2019 Pilot. You say you aired down to 17 PSI? Sand mode? Why L and not D? Do you turn of traction control? Thanks!