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This article is about the world in Donkey Kong Country Returns. For the room in Luigi's Mansion 3, see Beach (room).
Beach DKCR.png
Appearance Donkey Kong Country Returns (3D)
Levels 9
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“Keep an eye out for large marine life. Some of those guys can get... testy.”
Cranky Kong, Donkey Kong Country Returns

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.


Level number Level name Preview Description
World 2-1 Poppin' Planks Poppin' Planks DKCR.png The first beach level of the game featuring platforms raised by cranes.
World 2-2 Sloppy Sands SloppySands.png A level with many Squidlies and Electrasquids enemies.
World 2-3 Peaceful Pier PeacefulPier.png The first level to feature a Rocket Barrel that also features a pirate ship that shoots cannonballs at the Kongs.
World 2-4 Cannon Cluster DKCR Cannon Cluster 1.png A level with many cannonball-shooting ships in it.
World 2-5 Stormy Shore DKCR Stormy Shore 2.png The only course with Squiddicus.
World 2-6 Blowhole Bound BlowholeBound.png This level features a whale that the Kongs can ride on.
World 2-7 Tidal Terror Tidal Terror DKCR.png This level features strong waves that can wipe the Kongs away.
World 2-K Tumblin' Temple TumblinTemple.png The secret level that features platforms that sink into the lava.
World 2-B Pinchin' Pirates ScurvyCrewBattle1-DKCR.png The course where Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong face the Scurvy Crew.


The Beach diorama, unlocked after collecting all Puzzle Pieces in Tumblin' Temple and beating the Scurvy Crew

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.