Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong at the beginning of Peaceful Pier.
|Location: 2-3 Beach||Location: 2-3 Beach|
|First Appearance||Donkey Kong Country Returns|
 Donkey Kong Country Returns
Peaceful Pier starts off with teaching the player how to defeat the Tiki Torch. By using the Kong Blow ability, Donkey Kong is able to extinguish the fire and then jump on the Tiki to defeat it. Next, the Kongs will cross a few short piers and entering a few barrels before landing in the levels main gimmick, which is the Rocket Barrel. By tapping the "2" button on the Wii-Remote, the player will able to activate the Rocket Barrel. To control how high or low the Rocket Barrel goes, the player will need to tap the 2 button.
The level is pretty straightforward from after this point. Controlling the Rocket Barrel, the Kongs will need to use it to get to the end of the level while avoiding Snaggles, exploding cannonballs from the Scurvy Crew on the pirate ship that follows the Kongs, and other obstacles that this level has to offer.
When the Kongs has made it farther into the level, the Scurvy Crew will start shooting the cannonballs faster but closer together, usually resulting in a Puzzle Piece right after the blasts. They will then try to lock onto the Kongs with a big cannon, which will shoot their ships anchor and wreck the ship if it misses.
Once the Kongs get near land, the Rocket Barrel will conveniently run out of fuel before hitting the ground in front of the End-Level Barrel. But before hitting the barrel, the Kongs can slam the ground on the far right to enter a DK Bonus Game for the last Puzzle Piece before hitting the End-Level Barrel.
 Puzzle Pieces
|1||Blow on the beach grass near the start.||Easy|
|2||After jumping on the flying barrel, the player will get to a single line of bananas. Get them all to get the Puzzle Piece.||Normal|
|3||After collecting the letter "N", the pirate ship will shoot cannonballs up high. Duck below before pulling up right after.||Hard|
|4||After the previous Puzzle Piece, the pirate ship will shoot cannonballs again. This time they will be low. The player will need to dive down to collect it.||Hard|
|5||Past the End Barrel, pound the ground to drop down into a Bonus Game. Collect everything to get the Puzzle Piece.||Easy|