If watersports are your thing, then there are plenty of opportunities – all within a short drive from Fieldgate. You might like to try out the surfing or kitesurfing at Bracklesham Bay with its cafe right on the beach. There are plenty of beaches nearby that welcome dogs.
To get you in the mood for surfing you can visit nearby East Wittering with a whole host of friendly shops and my favourite Drift-in Surf Cafe (excellent cappuccinos!).
If windsurfing is your thing, then you might like to spend the day on the beautiful West Wittering beach, where there is also plenty of space for picnics, walks, or relaxing on the wide stretch of sand that lines the shore.
From there you can walk towards the National Trust salt marsh at East Head.
A short drive from Fieldgate is Chichester Harbour, where you can just take in the scenery and boating exploits of others, enjoy the varied walks or take a boat trip. There are cafes and restaurants, shops and a chandlery, together with plenty of parking.