What are the differences between Ocean City and Wildwood? We've stayed in Wildwood Crest three times since 2009 and while we enjoy a lot of it (especially the powdery sand beaches) we've also pretty much seen all there is to do. I've been wondering about some of the other beach towns that are nearby and have heard a lot about Ocean City. How different is it from Wildwood? Are the beaches the same? Cape May is very close to Wildwood but the sand there is not the same.