…local whilst trying to sell it.
Somebody (I’m pretty sure it’s a woman) inherits her deceased uncles beach house in a small town and moves there whilst they try to sell it. The house also has a small shop attached which she tries to fix up. Whilst staying there she finds out that her uncle has a large shaggy dog which she now has to care for. She is unhappy about the arrangement at first but soon starts falling in love with one of the towns residents. He is good with the dog, takes her surfing and helps her when she is stung by something in the ocean and takes her swimming under a bridge at night (plus a lot of other things that I can’t remember). The house gets sold to a retiring couple just as she decides she wants to stay but the husband falls ill and can’t afford the house so she gets to stay after all and live with the man she fell in love with. The movie is not old (made after 2000) and is in color. I may have some of the details wrong, for example the main character may be a man not a woman, so if any of this sounds familiar please help!!!