The Beach is the second world of Donkey Kong Country Returns and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D. Like the other areas of Donkey Kong island, it is infested by the Tiki Tak Tribe, who have taken Donkey Kong's banana hoard. As its name suggests, the world has a beach theme, with many of its levels taking place around water or on ships. It also features some new mechanics that are not seen in the first world, Jungle, such as bomb-shooting ships. New enemies are also in this world, such as crabs and electric jellyfish. Additionally, Squiddicus, a giant octopus, appears as a major enemy in this world.
The boss fought in the Beach area is the Scurvy Crew.
As its name suggests, the Beach takes place on a beach, and nearly all of its levels appear as such. From the world map, the Beach appears to be a bay hosting several small islands on it, each one being a level. The world map shows Cranky's Shop and the boss level appearing on a patch of grass.
The earlier levels take place in a calm, peaceful atmosphere featuring a few clouds. A few patches of grass and palm trees appear in parts of the level. Many of the levels have small rocks sticking out from the water. Contrarily, a few of the later levels have dark clouds, strong waves, and a high tides. One of the levels takes place in mild, cloudy weather while another features numerous ships firing cannonballs directly at the Kongs.
Shipwrecks tend to appear in the level in a level, which can either assist him or impede his progress. Oftentimes Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong can only cross over the water by jumping from pieces of wrecked ships.
The following is extra content that can be unlocked in the Beach area. The unlockables can be seen in their respective galleries after selecting the "EXTRAS" option in a file's menu. For a full list of extras in the game, see here.
Images are unlocked by collecting all Puzzle Pieces in certain levels. All images that can be unlocked in the Beach area are listed below, along with their titles and the levels wherein they can be unlocked (mentioned in parentheses).
A soundtrack selection for this world can be unlocked after beating the Scurvy Crew.