Have you ever lay on the beach, looked out across the ocean, and wondered what you could see on the other side?

Well, then you might find this relatively interesting –  a map that shows the countries that are due east and west from points along the coasts of North and South America.

To make things easier to read, many small island nations are excluded.

Click the map to see a larger and more legible version.

On the beach? This map shows you what's across the ocean.

Source:  Washington Post and originally shared by Eric Odenheimer 


  1. It’s very enlightening to physically see how the French just sailed directly westward to reach Acadia in Canada and how the trading ships of yore did the same to travel from Acapulco in Mexico to Manila in the Philippines: because it was “just across the ocean.”

  2. Once you get south of New Zealand, the only land is South America. So there are places where the only land off of Chile is the other side of Chile.

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